FAQ

Q: What time does the race start:
A: Both the 10k and the half marathon will start at 8am. The kids’ 1k will start at 10:30am.
Q: Are there many hills on the course?
A: No, the course is completely flat.  It is perfect for a 1st time half marathon or even better to come set a PR.
Q: Are strollers allowed? How about pets? 
A: Strollers are welcome, and the surface for both distances is suitable for strollers. Pets are not allowed on course. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and ask that you abide by our insurance requirements. Thank you. 
Q: Where will we park?
A: There are 200 parking passes available for $12 or with the VIP Packages at Lowell Riverfront Park or Rotary Park.  Otherwise, participants will park at Cascade High School and be transported to the race via bus both before and after the event.
Q: Is the Course USATF Certified and what does that mean?
A: Yes, the course is USATF Certified which means participants can utilize the time to qualify for other larger events such as the New York City Marathon.  However, it is not eligible for a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Q: What sizes are the hoodies?

A: The hoodies (and race shirts) are female specific and range from XS to XXL. The exact measurements in inches for the hoodies are:
XS        S         M         L       XL       2XL

18.5      25       26        27      28        29 Body Length
22.5      19       20        21      22         23 Chest Width

29       32.25  33.25  34.25  35.25  36.25 Sleeve Length (from center back)

Q: Where will packet pickup be?
A: Packet Pickup will be Saturday, May 2nd, at a TBD location. We will update the website and social media pages with the details as soon as they are confirmed.
Q: I registered a while ago but haven’t received any communication from you about the event?
A: We will send out the participant e-mail with all event details on the Tuesday prior to the race.  This will go over parking, race day schedule and more.  Please make sure to follow the Snohomish Women’s Run on Facebook and also click that you are attending the Snohomish Women’s Run Event Page on Facebook.  This is the best way to keep up to date will all pertinent race information.
Q: I wasn’t present to receive my award.  Can you mail it to me?
A: You must be present to receive age group and overall winner awards. We do not mail out awards or t-shirts.
Q: What is a bib?
A: A bib is your race number. You will wear it pinned to the front of your clothes on race day.
Q: I can’t do the race, but I’d like my shirt.  What should I do?  Can you mail it to me?
A: You, or a friend, should come to packet pickup or race day and pick up your shirt.  Shirts will not be mailed out or available for pickup after the race. 
Q: When does the course close?
A: The course will close at 12:00 sharp.  We will need to open up Lowell Snohomish River Road no later than 12:00 or per the discretion of the Snohomish County Sheriff.  They will not keep it closed for 1 or 2 people.  That means you will need to be at mile 10 no later than 4 hours after the race starts.  That means you will need to average a 21 minute mile pace to complete the course in time.
Q: Are walkers allowed?
A: Yes!  Walkers are allowed for the 10k.  Due to course limits for the half marathon we suggest walkers keep to the 10K. 
Q: Do I get a finisher’s medal?
A: Yes!  Everyone will receive a finisher’s medal.
Q: Will there be porta-potties on the course?
A: There will be porta-potties at the start/finish area along with 6 different locations on course.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: Only time will tell, but the average high and low for Seattle in May is 65 degrees as a high and 48 degrees as a low, respectively.
Q: When does online registration close?
A: Online registration closes at midnight on the Wednesday prior to the race.
Q: What is in my race packet?  What is packet pickup?
A: Your race packet will contain your bib, timing chip, and swag.
Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: Yes, absolutely. However, they will need a copy of your Driver’s License.
Q: Can I sign up day of race?
A: Day of race registration will be available IF the race has not sold out prior.  We encourage you to sign up online.
Q: Can I pick up my race packet on day of race?
A: Yes, but we strongly encourage you to avoid the lines and do so before the race.
Q: Is there a gear check?
A: Yes!  However, you will need to bring your own bag and we will provide you will a gear check tag.